Children of Paradise
June 8 - June 10, 2012
(1945) dir Marcel Carné w/Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur [190 min, Digital Presentation] • Poetic realism reaches sublime heights with CHILDREN OF PARADISE, the ineffably witty tale of a woman loved by four different men. Deftly entwining theater, literature, music, and design, director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert resurrect the tumultuous world of nineteenth-century Paris, teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers. The Brattle is pleased to present this masterpiece – repeatedly declared the greatest French film of all time – in a new digital restoration taken from the original camera negative.